Introduction to mid-band 5G
Verizon’s mid-band 5G is a revolutionary mobile service that will bring faster speeds, enhanced coverage and products never before available to consumers. We are dedicated to advancing our customers’ experience with 5G – starting with delivering speeds 20x faster than our 4G LTE network. Verizon’s mid-band 5G is a new wireless technology that delivers ultra-fast speeds on Verizon’s 4G LTE advanced network. It can support the superset of existing LTE and 5G devices, while paving the way for future enhancements to come. As part of Verizon’s commitment to deliver 5G technology to customers in early 2019, the company today revealed details about its mid-band spectrum assets and initial 5G deployment plans. Verizon’s networks are on track to enable commercial service by mid-2019. The Verizon 5G Hub is the first millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G NR access point to support Verizon’s pure 5G network. This is the first equipment for use in tests and trials.
The Verizon 5G Hub uses mmWave spectrum, which enables an entirely new class of mobile devices that are ultra-fast and responsive. Verizon mid-band 5G is a next generation wireless technology and the first commercial step to 5G. It uses the 3.5 GHz spectrum band, and it will enable high-speed mobile connectivity with data speeds that are comparable to fiber optic service. Mid-band 5G will also support advanced technologies such as Massive MIMO, 4K UHD video streaming, volumetric displays and more. Verizon is building a 5G network that will change the way we live, work and play. With 5G, there will be no limits on what you can do with your devices. In addition to connecting more people than ever before, Verizon’s mid-band 5G will support new applications like virtual reality, video games and medical advancements. Verizon and Motorola Solutions have partnered to launch the first 5G network in the United States. Verizon’s mid-band 5G service is expected to deliver speeds up to 10 times faster than today’s smartphone data networks. Mid-band 5G is the high-speed mobile network of the future, giving you incredible wireless experiences you never thought possible. You can share Gigabit-per-second-level speeds, see live HD video streaming, play games and other immersive experiences – all on a clear, dependable connection. Verizon mid-band 5G is our initial 5G service. It uses a high-capacity 3GPP radio and antenna system to connect your devices to the very latest in mobile technology, offering enhanced performance for everything from gaming to surfing and uploading. The Verizon mid-band 5G mobile network leverages innovative new technologies to bring you the most advanced mobile broadband experience. Verizon is launching 5G Ultra Wideband service in select markets and will be America’s first 5G network. With Verizon mid-band 5G, consumers will experience wireless speeds 10 to 100 times faster than what they experience today, with download speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. Verizon’s mid-band 5G network is expected to edge out both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s early 5G in the U.S. It will use the low-band spectrum assets that also power its 4G LTE network today — but will use them with new, higher frequency bands. These include the 600 MHz band for macro sites, paired with another band (likely high-band) for small cells. Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is powered by 5G technology and designed for the way you live today. It’s real, it’s in your neighborhood and it’s blazing fast.